This page is designed to give members and non-members a clear definition of the procedures at Harlesden Church of God (7th Day). How does one become a member? What can members and non-members do in church? Can membership be revoked? How does one go about expressing ideas or suggestions to improve the church? What roles are there in church? These are some of the questions, please scroll down for more.
How to become a Harlesden Church Member ?
"I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance." Luke 15:7
"Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth" Luke 15:10
Before addressing the topic of membership, the most important thing is that you have given your life to the Lord. If you are interested in becoming a member of our church, we are more than delighted to support and have you join us. The following are steps of becoming a member of Harlesden Church of God (7th Day). One must:
- Repent of sins.
- Be baptized.
- Show a willingness to uphold the doctrine of the faith by participating in the right hand of fellowship.
- If you have been baptized abroad or at another church in the UK, we can publicly reinstate you into our church.
For more information about baptism, click here.
What can members and non-members do in church?
How to go about expressing your ideas or suggestions to improve the church?
Can membership be revoked?
What roles are there in church?
The scriptures above explain that despite the fact that we are all different, we are all still able to function as one team despite the diversity. The Apostle Paul emphasizes that all positions in the church are as important as every single organism in our bodies. They all have their function whether it is popular or not.
The following below is a list of roles that can take place within the church:
Ushers are the meet-and-greet welcomers of the church. As well as assisting members and non-members to their seats during service (especially if there is a special event) and collecting the tithes and offerings. Any enquiries non-members have is usually first dealt with by the Ushers.
One appointed by God to provide leadership in the church primarily through equipping the ministry of spiritual care and oversight. The word pastor is used only once in the New Testament to refer to a gift within the church body. However, it appears to be synonymous with bishop and elder, both of which occur repeatedly in the New Testament. These terms refer to one who has spiritual oversight over a local congregation as an under-shepherd of Christ. Our usage today refers specifically to those pastors who "labor in the word and doctrine" and provide primary leadership to their local churches.
Adult/Children Sabbath School Teacher
Teachers equip the ministry by teaching the word of God. They expound upon Scriptures to articulate sound doctrine and instruction. The one who teaches under the Spirit's guidance not only grasps the truth of God's Word but also explains it to others so that they can understand and apply it.
The word evangelism comes from a Greek word meaning "to proclaim the good news." An evangelist has a particular gift in telling others the good news about Jesus Christ. All believers are called to evangelize (Matthew 28:19). Although every believer is instructed to evangelize, some are specially gifted with this ability (Acts 21:8). A person with the gift of evangelism does not necessarily have to exercise it before a large audience. It can be done in a one-to-one situation. Philip, the Evangelist, did both public and personal evangelism (Acts 8: 4 - 40).
Board Members support the ordained leaders (i.e. Pastor, Elder) in the smooth administrative operation of the church as an organization. Also to ensure statutory compliance with the secular law.
The Facility Manager is responsible of the maintenance of the actual church building.
A youth leader has a similar role as a pastor but specializing in equipping young people spiritually. They are the spiritual overseers of the young people in the local congregation, who also labor in the word, doctrine and provide primary leadership to their local church.
Praise and Worship Team
The Praise and Worship team usually consist of members of the church choir. Either the choir organizer or pastor chooses who leads the praise and worship service each week.
Members can take part in all areas of service while upholding the tenets of the organization and the doctrine of the faith. Non-members are more than welcome to join in church services. To become a member, one must repent of sins, show a willingness to uphold the doctrine of the faith and be baptized.
In the spirit of love membership can be revoked from the organization if a member fails to uphold the doctrines of the church or in any way tarnish its image. However it is not in the power of the church to revoke ones fellowship from the body of Christ.
Scriptures: 1 Tim 4:12
We always welcome new ideas as long as it is within the doctrine of our faith and edifies the church. The best person to speak to is one of the board members through visiting our local church, or by using the subject name, "New Idea" on our contact forum. They will get back to you as soon as possible.
2010 - present
2010 - present